Psychometrician - ( 2104988 )
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in
computer-based testing for information technology, academic,
government and professional testing programs around the world.
Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development
to data management, and delivers exams through the world's most
comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180
countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions
of individuals every year.
Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading
learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses.
Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges
(UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).
The Psychometrician must have knowledge of the testing industry
and possess necessary skills in test development, particularly in
how to establish assessment constructs through job task analysis
and setting performance standards. Fundamental knowledge in both
Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory is also required.
The Psychometrician conducts item and test analysis, equating, job
task analysis, standard setting, item bank design and analysis, and
other psychometric activities. She/he plans and conducts original
research related to computer based testing and the field of
measurement theory. Working closely with the Content Development
team, and other testing services staff, the Psychometrician
performs various tasks as appropriate to ensure the production of
quality tests. The Psychometrician impacts the validity and
reliability of client deliverables and promotes the scientific
reputation of Pearson VUE through presentation and publication of
new and original research at industry conferences and in industry
Establishing foundations of assessments: Lead job task analysis
and standard setting activities.
Data management: Manipulate and validate data files.
Scoring : Identify and/or develop the way each test is
Test and item analysis : Analyze test and item-level results
using appropriate methods.
Equating, linking & scaling of tests.
Item bank maintenance: Work with content development to ensure
that item pools meet the needs of the program.
Quality control: Ensures accuracy of tests and test
Technical documentation: Produce technical documentation related
to item, test and program performance. Produce periodic reports
including tables and figures related to program performance.
Project planning under supervision: Perform initial psychometric
program review. Develop a plan that ensures that examination
services comply with industry standards for security, validity,
reliability, fairness and defensibility. Maintain project plans as
Test design, generation, and delivery under supervision: Develop
an appropriate test design including mode of administration, test
specifications, and pretest strategy.
Internal Communication : Work with members of testing services
teams, account managers, and other teams (such as marketing, sales,
Client Interface: Interacts with clients for job analysis,
standard setting, measurement explanations and other appropriate
Support Software Development: Work with the technology team to
define technical specifications for software.
Training and Professional Development: participate in internal
training and individual development of technical skills.
Research: Identify research components of customer programs.
Develop research proposals; design and implement research
Presentation and Publication: Present theoretical and/or
application papers at major conferences. Submit theoretical and/or
application papers for publication.
Other Duties as Assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Position located in Bloomington, MN or Remote
Physical requirements: Office environment
Travel requirements: Requires up to 20% travel.
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based
individuals expressing interest in this position is 80-120k. This
position is not bonus eligible.
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including
minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Education and Experience:
PhD in Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology, Educational
Measurement, or related field, preferably with experience in
applied test development, including job task analysis, analysis,
and reporting of large-scale examinations
Experience in test theory (IRT and Classical).
Experience writing syntax/code for data manipulation and
statistical analyses using SAS, SPSS, or R.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Plan and facilitate job task analysis and standard setting.
Ability to summarize complex technical information and
communicate it, verbally or in writing, to a variety of audiences
Knowledgeable in computer-based test construction and
Knowledgeable in database and item-banking.
Facility with statistical software package(s).
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Effective decision-making skills.
Creativity and innovative thinking required.
Familiarity with research literature, participation in research
Strong internet and MS Office Suite skills.
Primary Location : US-RE-Remote
Work Locations :
Job : Professional Development
Organization : Assessments VUE
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : Apr 12, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2104988